Rebirth Grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities offers grants to support projects that provide access to the humanities for citizens in Louisiana. These small grants range from $500 to $5,000. Eligible projects include new and continuing scholarly research about Louisiana, public humanities programs that involve audience participation and discussion, documentary photography and radio projects, digital humanities projects including websites and online documentation of Louisiana history and culture, assistance with publication projects and humanities-based educational initiatives. Special emphasis is given to projects that generate new content that can be incorporated into 64 Parishes magazine.

The next Rebirth Grants application will be open in summer of 2019. Click here for more information. 

All LEH Rebirth Grants are subject to the same review process, which begins with the staff evaluating proposals prior to submitting them to the Grant Review Committee (GRC), which is comprised of LEH board members and Louisiana scholars. The GRC makes comments in four categories:

  1. Strength of humanities content;
  2. Outreach strategies;
  3. Partnerships with institutions, scholars and other humanities organizations;
  4. LEH priorities, including incorporation in 64 Parishes magazine, region of the state, and special audiences.

Grant payment is awarded in two installments, 75% at time of award and 25% after project evaluation is completed and approved by LEH staff.

Download a PDF of the Rebirth_Grant_Application.

All potential applicants should read the General Application Guidelines before submitting.

Anyone with further questions about the application process for an LEH Rebirth Grant should contact LEH Grants Manager Christopher Robert at 504.620.2639 or robert@leh.org.

Click here for a list of recently funded Rebirth Grant projects.